About Ashrafi Mahal
Standing as a unique building amidst the many ruins of Mandu, Ashrafi Mahal was initially made a madrasa (Islamic-school) which collapsed with time because of its amateurish design. The edifice was built by Hoshang Shah during the years between 1405 and 1422 when Mahmud Shah Khilji ruled the area.
He wished to promote education but while it was being constructed, he decided to make it his own empire. As you wander in the ruined landmark, you will see rows of cells and long corridors, cornered with four tall towers which make the mahal entirely look like a school building.
Location: Opposite Jami Masjid, Mandu, Mandav, Madhya Pradesh 454010, India
Timings: 24 hours. Best to go between sunrise to sunset hours.
Entry Fee: Free of cost.
Suggested time required: 1 hour at least.
Distance from Mandu Bus Stand: Less than 500 meters.